Maybury Weekly News

9.20.2021 Keeping Families Informed and in the KNOW!

Welcome to Week 6 Maybury Families and Scholars!

Please take time each week to read through the weekly SMORE as this is the best way to stay informed and in the know about happenings on campus and other important information. The SMORE has the ability to be updated in real time so we always advise that you click the "view in browser" link in your email so you're always reading the most accurate and up to date information. Always be SURE to read under the NEW INFORMATION section and anything below it before hitting the weekly recurring information so you're best informed!
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New Information

Thank you to all the families who came and participated in our first Academic Parent Teacher Team day on Friday! If you were not able to attend, please be on the lookout for your scholars data folder which has their beginning of the year scores and their progress reports

Afterschool program; Held at the FAIR campus ONLY for Maybury Scholars

October 4th-May 13th 3:30-6:30 pm: Maybury scholars can attend the after-school program at the Fair campus, however transportation must be arranged: (We suggest carpooling and parents taking turns in regard to pickup and drop off). Please see the flyer below for more information
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At-TEN-dance for attendance

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Without a doubt, the impact of COVID-19 has redefined school attendance. Now, attendance is more than a physical presence in a building. Attendance means students are prepared to engage in their learning every day no matter where it occurs.


The Stay in the Game! Network invites Ohioans to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month by participating in this week’s at-TEN-dance to celebrate the importance of regular attendance in school. On Sept. 10, school communities can participate in at-TEN-dancing! Post a 10-second video of staff, students and community members dancing on Instagram or Twitter.


Use #StayInTheGameOhio for a chance to win Stay in the Game! swag and be recognized by the Cleveland Browns, Columbus Crew or Ohio Department of Education!


The Stay in the Game! Network is excited to celebrate attendance with Ohio’s schools, districts, communities and families. Check out the spirit week flyer for each week’s activity and be on the lookout for more information during the month of September.


For more information and exclusive attendance resources, visit the Stay in the Game! Network website. Also, check out these tools and resources to keep students engaged in learning every day:

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Fast Facts

September 20

1830 – First Negro Convention of Free Men agreed to boycott slave-produced goods


September 21

1872 –John Henry Conyers of South Carolina became the first Black student at Annapolis Naval Academy.


September 22

1915 – Xavier University, first Black Catholic College in US, opened in New Orleans, LA


September 23

1926 –Innovative and famed jazz musician, John Coltrane was born


September 24

1957 –Desegregation of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas.

1977 –John T. Walker installed as the first Black bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Recurring Weekly Information

The school day runs Monday-Friday from 8:00-3:30 pm. Breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:30. Masks are required for staff and scholars so please plan accordingly.


  • COVID Guidelines: All scholars and staff must wear masks in the building. Please make sure your child has their own mask and that he/she is keeping it on and know it should cover their nose.


  • Visitors will not be allowed in the building during school hours. This is for the health and safety of all scholars and staff. This includes parents/guardians. If you have a specific need we will meet you at the front door to best serve you.


  • Your scholar may bring a refillable water bottle to school as we now have COVID safe, touchless drinking fountains.


Transportation Issues


  • There have been several transportation issues with Columbus City Schools in regard to buses not running their am routes due to a driver shortage and most recently not doing pickup in the afternoons. Please take time out of your day to contact transportation and inform them of your issues and request that you be notified when routes change, pick up or drop off changes on their end and so forth. Unfortunately, transportation issues are not in the realm of our control, however we do fully understand the frustration this situation is causing our families. Contact transportation @ 614-365-5074

  • Uniforms- Scholars will be required to wear uniforms this school year. Scholars may wear ANY color colored polo shirt (A+ logo NOT required) along with Khaki, Blue or Black pants. No hoodies, slides or open toed shoes.


  • Cell Phones- Scholars will not be permitted to carry or use cell phones during school hours. Teachers will have scholars drop their phones in a box upon entry into their classrooms every morning. Any scholar caught with a phone during school hours will have it confiscated and we will only return the phone to a parent/guardian.


  • Proof of Residency- if we haven't received your Proof of Residency yet, your scholar is NOT fully enrolled. This can be a copy of a utility bill or first page of your lease. Please take a picture and email to lmoore@aplusarts.com. Scholars cannot begin school until this is completed.


Dress Down Day

  • Scholars may dress down and wear jeans every Friday for $1.00. All other days, scholars MUST be in the appropriate uniform.



Kickboard


  • Kickboard is the platform we use to track scholar behavior. Scholars will begin receiving their "scholar dollar" reports every Friday. Those scholars that return with a signed copy of their report on Monday will begin the week with an additional $5.00! Please reach out to your scholar's teacher if you need login information.


Class Dojo


  • Class Dojo is utilized to communicate large class level messages and to individually reach out to parents. Contact your scholar's teacher if you need access to Dojo as well.


Arrival


  • Please be mindful that your scholar is considered tardy and needs to be signed in as of 8:31 am.



Dismissal

  • Please ensure you are picking your scholar up and/or have made arrangements to have them picked up promptly at 3:30 which is our dismissal time. There are no adults present on campus after 4:00 pm. Late pick ups will result in a verbal reminder, written warning and then we will need to contact Columbus City Police Department and/or Child Protective Services for further incidents.


Early Pickup


  • While we understand that scholars have doctor's appointments and other things that require them to leave early, please keep in mind that late drop off's and early pick-ups do result in scholars losing instructional time. The Ohio Department of Education tracks scholar instructional time in hours so consistently dropping off late and/or picking up early affects their attendance. If it is a necessary appointment, please provide the front office with appropriate documentation so that your scholar is excused

Maybury Enrollment Referral Form

You MUST complete this form for any new families you are referring to us so you can receive the enrollment credit if/when they complete the application.

A+ Arts Academy: Where the PLUS means so much MORE!

A+ Arts Academy provides a personalized elementary and junior high school education for scholars in kindergarten through eighth grade. The PLUS stands for our school environment. Your child will be safe, protected, cared for and nurtured in an atmosphere that rewards learning, self-respect and dignity.


The mission of our schools is to be known for producing responsible and accountable scholars who demonstrate a strong sense of self-worth, leadership and moral values, ultimately becoming exceptional citizens. We serve scholars and families at three beautiful campuses in the Columbus, Ohio area:


Fair Campus K-6 | 1395 Fair Ave., Columbus OH 43205 | 614.725.1305


Maybury Campus K-6 | 2633 Maybury Rd., Columbus OH 43232 | 614.626.2250


Napoleon Campus 7 & 8 | 270 S. Napoleon Ave., Columbus, OH 43213 | 614.338.0767